Webbs Consol drilling amplifies NSW silver targets for Lode

Lode Resources carries on to grow its Webbs Consol silver-foundation metallic job in NSW after drilling extended the depth of two mineralised ore bodies at its Major Shaft and Fortunate Lucy North potential clients.

The most current drill hole at Key Shaft intersected 42m of sulphide mineralisation from 138.4m that contained an approximated 6 for every cent sphalerite, 1 per cent galena and .5 per cent chalcopyrite.

The organization says the intercept, a 30m vertical extension from a earlier drill hole, displays a widening of lode mineralisation at depth.

A drill gap at Fortunate Lucy North hit a 30.5m section of sulphide mineralisation from 47.4m that includes an believed 4 per cent sphalerite, 1 for every cent galena and .5 for every cent chalcopyrite.

Lode suggests the intercept shows a transition to foundation metallic mineralisation with depth.

A preceding drill gap with a higher intercept showed elevated levels of gold and silver despite the fact that it held tiny base metallic values.

The business also expects considerable silver outcomes from equally of the lately completed holes at Fortunate Lucy North and Main Shaft.

Lode states period 1 drilling at the job so much has identified 5 thick mineralised lodes with higher degrees of silver, direct and zinc in addition to reduced degrees of copper and gold.

Webbs Consol was uncovered in 1890, with intermittent mining continuing up to the mid-1950s. Quite a few mine shafts had been labored for substantial-grade galena and silver content only, with zinc mineralisation discarded.

In addition to the Primary Shaft and Fortunate Lucy targets, Lode has also recorded mineralised intercepts at its Castlereagh, Tango West and Mt Galena prospective clients.

Past week the company’s share price tag surged additional than 50 for each cent just after outcomes from the initially hole drilled at Castlereagh contained a 50m intersection heading 284 grams per tonne silver equal from 17m.

Lode states the benefits at Castlereagh display the strongest mineral endowment of all intercepts so significantly at Webbs Consol.

The Webbs Consol mineral system extends more than a 3km north-south strike incorporating Tangoa West to the south and Blessed Lucy North.

Floor get samples at Tangoa West graded up to 745 g/t silver, 16.50 per cent lead, 14 for each cent zinc and .50 g/t gold.

The corporation states Tangoa West is of individual curiosity as a really potential drill concentrate on.

Although recent exploration for Lode has focussed on Webbs Consol, the corporation has a selection of assignments in the New England Fold Belt.

Lode says the belt retains appreciable possible for financial mineralisation, inspite of only one operating gold mine staying at this time energetic in the region.

Stage 1 drilling has been concluded at its Uralla gold project and verified the discovery of mineralisation at the Hudsons prospect.

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